Can Russia and the United States really move beyond their bitter Cold War rivalry to a genuinely cooperative relationship?Yes, argues distinguished diplomat James Goodby, but only if the United States, together with its European allies, promotes a new "logic of peace" to which NATO enlargement could contribute. During the nuclear standoff, a network of norms, rules, and structures kept the peace between the superpowers in Europe. Today, a new logic must be established, one that builds on mutual concerns to combat nuclear terrorism, reduce nuclear weaponry, and avoid the kind of bloodshed seen in the former Yugoslavia.Drawing on the lessons of the Cold War and its immediate aftermath, Goodby analyzes the prospects for achieving a secure and democratic Euroatlantic community. He challenges policymakers and public alike to embrace a new vision of U.S.-Russian cooperation.
Inventing rules of behaviour for the nuclear era; challenging the bipolar order; testing the utility of nuclear restraints after the Cold War; bringing order out of chaos; principles, leaders and the use of force; transforming nuclear deterrence; devising an interim security order in Europe; achieving a stable peace in Europe.